What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Air Quality

Maybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are aware of the model of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to advance your home comfort in Excelsior Springs. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would help you in your home.

An air handler is the indoor unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its label says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air within the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, along with other components. When the weather is hot, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps maintain proper comfort levels within your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A well maintained and functioning air handler can help lower utility bills and a provide a longer natural life for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Colvin's Inc today at 816-379-3918. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and show you our many options. 

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